Kenneth Okonkwo is one of the most popular actors in Nigeria. He is very talented and also an interesting character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades. Kenneth Okonkwo popularly known as Andy is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, politician, entrepreneur and a television personality.
He is very gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. He acts mostly in epic movie and glamour movie and always plays the role of a royal prince in several Nollywood movies. He is currently married with lovely children.
He was born on 6th November 1965 in Nsukka, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 54 years old. Kenneth Okonkwo completed his primary and secondary school education in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. He is considered as Nigerian most talented actor. He is always known for playing the role of a desperate man who always uses his wife for money ritual. He is also known for playing the role of a royal prince in several Nollywood movies.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, Kenneth Okonkwo proceeded to University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. After obtaining his first degree in Business Administration, Kenneth Okonkwo proceeded to University of Lagos, Nigeria and obtains a Masters Degree in International Law and Diplomacy. After which he went for his Law School in Abuja and was called to bar as a legal practitioner.
Out of passion Kenneth Okonkwo quit his profession and decided to pursue a career in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. In 1991, Kenneth Okonkwo joined the Nigeria movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professionally and started attending movies auditions and appearing in television series and soap opera. In 1992, Kenneth Okonkwo rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Living in Bondage” a movie that brought Nollywood to limelight.
After obtaining his Masters Degree from the University of Lagos and graduating from Law School in Abuja, Kenneth Okonkwo went further to study Theology at the Nigerian Bible School and was trained as a bible scholar and Minister of God. In 2000, Kenneth Okonkwo got married to Ogechi Ezekiel. His marriage with Ogechi Ezekiel lasted for two years and ended up in divorce in 2002 due to a misunderstanding which could not be resolved.
Kenneth Okonkwo is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood and contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world. Kenneth Okonkwo became very famous after playing the role of Andy in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Living in Bondage” a movie that gave birth to Nollywood. The movie won him an award for Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Kenneth Okonkwo has won several awards which include Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the City People Entertainment Awards. Kenneth Okonkwo started acting right from a very tender age. While still in secondary school, he was actively involved in drama club, theatre club and performing art.
In 2007, Kenneth Okonkwo got married to Ifeoma Okonkwo. The couple had to wait for nine years before welcoming their first child. After being married for nine solid years, Kenneth Okonkwo and his wife Ifeoma Okonkwo had their first child on 7th May 2016. Kenneth Okonkwo has acted in more than 350 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Living in Bondage, Ripple, Dumebi, Silent King, World Apart, Helplessly in Love with My Wife, Royal Secret, Billionaires Club, The Power of Money, Husband Material, and many more.
Kenneth Okonkwo currently has an estimated net worth of over $5 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. In 2011, Kenneth Okonkwo was honored by the Nigerian government as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and award given to a celebrity who has contributed immensely to the economic growth and development of the country through entertainment.
Kenneth Okonkwo has featured in several stage plays and drama while still in secondary school. As he grew up into an adult he never gave up on acting, today Kenneth Okonkwo is considered and regarded as one of the best performing actors in Nigeria and also one of the highest paid actors in Nigeria. Kenneth Okonkwo has also been regarded as one of the best performing actors in Nigeria.